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NewsLeecher Version History

See what has changed so far, during the history of NewsLeecher.

+: Added new feature that allows one to execute or view attachments from downloaded articles from the active group article view. +: Two new buttons on main toolbar. 'Load Cached Headers' and 'Receive New Headers'. *: Action performed by selecting a group in the 'Active Group' group box is now user definable. Can be setup from the options dialog. *: NewsLeecher now keep the active group contents available when going offline. *: Other small improvements. New 'unload active group' button, etc. !: Fixed a bug where the NewsLeecher transfer queue sometimes would hang if an article was unable to be downloaded from a server. !: Fixed bug that sometimes caused NewsLeecher to report a bug when deleting articles currently being transferred in the transfer queue. !: Small bugs have been killed.

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SuperSearch is currently running with a bit more than 4 years of article retention. But we are working hard to reach our goal of 10+ years retention. All 10+ years of Usenet article-data is in our storage, just waiting to be used to bump the SuperSearch retention.

The reason that retention is currently "only" at ~4 years, is that the amount of stuff posted to the Usenet is constantly rising. It requires more and more system resources to keep up, even though the index retention is kept constant. And not only that. We have also decided to start indexing subjects of text-groups and keep full index retention for audio and image (JPG, PNG, etc) groups. Those groups alone contain tens of millions of articles that we make fully searchable in true wildcard/substring (

Anyway. As mentioned above, we are working hard on improving the SuperSearch service at the moment. The service's backend-engine is being partly rewritten to improve performance and to make sure that the service is futureproof, by being able to keep up with the ever expanding Usenet retention demands.

We also use the code-rewrite opportunity to modulize the backend, so it gets a lot easier to add new functionality in the future.

While we cannot say for sure when exactly the job is done, we can say though, that it will be pretty soon. Things are progressing nicely and the most longhaired part of the optimization is done.

So all in all, good things to come soon :)

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